Proxy Server Problem - Not allowing access to IP restricted timeclock website
Posted on 2006-07-19
My company recently switched to a offsite webased time clock system. Users clock in and out by visiting a website and logging in with there ID. To keep users from clocking in at home we restricted access to the website to our external IP only.
We have a few users who work from home, my idea was to use a proxy since there home IP's will be changing all the time.
Not wanting to put a proxy on our networks I decided to use our comcast cable customer waiting internet. I set up a server on this connection with CCProxy. I then had the time clock company allow access to the time clock from this IP (static). It works fine from the server, I have no problems logging in,
The proxy seems to work fine, i can log in using accounts, surf the internet and even looking at something like ipchicken.com comes up with the correct IP( the server on the Comcast). The problem is when i go to log into the time clock using this proxy it says its not a allowed IP. If i use the server to clock in it works fine, but even tho im showing the same IP it will not let me from a remote location using that server as a proxy.
Any ideas? Ive tried 2 different proxy servers with the same problems.